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pathognomonic

 [path″og-no-mon´ik]
specifically distinctive or characteristic of a disease or pathologic condition; denoting a sign or symptom on which a diagnosis can be made.

path·og·no·mon·ic

(path'og-nō-mon'ik),
Characteristic or indicative of a disease; denoting especially one or more typical symptoms, findings, or pattern of abnormalities specific for a given disease and not found in any other condition.
[see pathognomy]

pathognomonic

/pa·thog·no·mon·ic/ (path″ug-no-mon´ik) specifically distinctive or characteristic of a disease or pathologic condition; denoting a sign or symptom on which a diagnosis can be made.

pathognomonic

(pə-thŏg′nə-mŏn′ĭk, păth′əg-nō-)
adj.
Specific to a certain disease or condition, as a symptom or finding on physical examination.

pathognomonic

[pəthog′nəmon′ik]
Etymology: Gk, pathos + gnomon, index
(of a sign or symptom) specific to a disease or condition, such as Koplik's spots on the buccal and lingual mucosa, which are indicative of measles.

pathognomonic

Medtalk adjective Referring to a distinctive sign, Sx, or characteristic of a disorder on which a diagnosis is made

path·og·no·mon·ic

(path'og-nō-mon'ik)
Denoting something characteristic or indicative of a disease; denoting especially one or more typical symptoms, findings, or patterns of abnormalities specific to a given disease and not found in any other condition.

pathognomonic

Of a symptom or physical sign that is so uniquely characteristic of a particular disease as to establish the diagnosis.

pathognomonic

characteristic symptoms of a disease

pathognomonic (paˈ·thg·nō·mänˑ·ik),

adj relating to characteristic symptoms of a disease that are generally used as the basis for making a diagnosis.

path·og·no·mon·ic

(path'og-nō-mon'ik)
Characteristic or indicative of a given disease; denoting especially one or more typical symp toms, findings, or pattern of abnormalities specific for a given disease and not any others.

pathognomonic, (pəthog´nəmon´ik),

adj relating to a sign or symptom unique to a disease or one that distinguishes it from other diseases.

pathognomonic

specifically distinctive or characteristic of a disease or pathological condition; denoting a sign or other indicant on which a diagnosis can be made.
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Microscopically, they usually have pathognomonic inclusion bodies that help identify this lesion as a benign type of fibromatosis.
This finding also govern that pathognomonic Negri bodies could only be seen in 20 to 60% of rabies infected cases (Woldehiwet, 2005) and further, histopathological analysis could not be set as tentative diagnostic test for rabies as compared with immune histochemistry (Stein et al.
Freckling occurs frequently in the axillae, when it is virtually pathognomonic (Crowe's sign).
On MRI it has a pathognomonic aspect, which makes MRI the diagnostic imaging modality of choice [13].
The goal of this report is to highlight those characteristic radiologic findings that are pathognomonic for ECD.
The rupture of the cyst into the urinary collecting system causes hydatiduria and is a pathognomonic sign of renal hydatidosis, a finding that is present in only 10-20% of the cases.
Using this result to rule out DPHL would have been premature because pathognomonic abnormalities can appear as long as 40 days after the anoxic insult.
Nowadays it is more commonly diagnosed because of the availability, widespread use, improved image quality, and high resolution of the 64-slice scanner abdomino-pelvic computerized tomography (CT) as part of the evaluation of patients presenting with acute abdominal pain and the pathognomonic imaging appearance of this entity (1-5).
What we realized from our studies is that the major symptom, indeed the pathognomonic symptom of chronic sleep deprivation is "tiredness.
The appearance of a hydaturia is pathognomonic, but rare; it signals a cracking cyst in the bladder.
Koplik spots, the pathognomonic finding of measles, was positive in 3(6%) patients, lymphadenopathy existed in 6(12%) and hepatomegaly in 2(4%) patients (Table-1).
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